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Ready to brighten up your day (or someone else's)? Try these Detroit chefs' winter recipes, easy enough to make at home.
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One tip every day to make The Worst Season a little more bearable.
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Social distancing doesn't mean you have to miss out on fresh seafood, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, mile-high sandwiches and more.
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The Detroit Health Department said that 23 Whole Foods workers tested positive for COVID-19. Negative tests are required to return to work.
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These days, Downtown Boxing Gym founder and CEO Khali Sweeney is at the gym on Detroit’s east side by 6:30 A.M to open for kids who come early in the morning, now that school is online. He stays each day until 7:30 P.M.
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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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Central Detroit Christian, a nonprofit in the greater North End area, aims to triple its affordable housing portfolio in the coming year.
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What's going on with the plan for multifamily recycling in Detroit? While the program was delayed, a pilot starts this spring.
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The Mckenzie Patrice-Croom Water Lab, which opened to the public last year, wants to change the relationship between people and water in Flint.
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